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This week, we listen back to some of our favorite stories from 2014. Saltwater ruins Vietnam's rice fields, US drought-stricken farmers get creative, voices from the People's Climate March in New York, and Canada’s bears back in the firing line.
Did Lima point the way to a world climate agreement? -- Smoke-free cooking for Afghanistan -- Controversial dams on the Mekong River in Laos -- Migratory wildlife year in review
Alberta residents take fracking head on, Italy’s olive oil production is hit hard, the myth of New York City’s rats revealed, and could legalizing rhino horn trade help save the species from poaching?
Environment activists under threat in UN climate venue Peru - Why European birds are in decline – Germany goes avant garde with energy solutions. And – Copenhagen's Lighting Lab shows cities how to reduce their carbon footprint.
Oil drilling a threat to Spain's Canary Islands - Saving Istanbul's parks from urban development - The cost of air pollution in the European Union -A look ahead to the World Climate Summit in Peru
Could population control solve the problem of climate change? - South African rangers try to sell off their rhinos - the Netherlands takes the concept of bicycle paths to a whole new level - and the latest from the World Parks Congress in Sydney.
Governments still spending big on fossil fuels - mapping the world's vast unknown seas - discovering the intricacies of whale songs - and where did all the poppies go?
Inside Fukushima’s crippled nuclear plant -- Vietnam's zoos discover the joy of toys -- Greenpeace names and shames Europe’s boats -- And Panama's indigenous people fight to conserve their forests.
Extreme weather threatens the future of coffee in Brazil – Strong links between climate change and violence -- Locals try to tackle Morocco's huge waste problems.
Controversy looms over Italy's buffalo mozzarella cheese. Questions are raised over the credibility of the EU's next Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. And the world's first self-sufficient island.
Hindus adapt tradition and adopt new eco-friendly cremations --- Religious leaders speak out on climate change --- Peru's Quechua people feel the effects of climate change --- Walruses are forced ashore in Alaska.
Central Asia commits to protecting migratory species, Belgians set up pop-up parks to make their city greener, German winemakers opt for greener methods, and New York prepares itself for climate change.
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Sep
2014
29:51 mins
People take to the streets to demand change ahead of the UN climate summit in New York -- A Bolivian farmer who used to cut down trees illegally tries to make up for his mistakes -- New Delhi struggles with the dirty Yamuna River
Will eating bison burgers save the near-threatened species? --- Why Vietnam’s rice bowl is turning salty --- France pays people to cycle to work --- And what happens when the water dries up in Sao Paulo?
Rebuilding Christchurch to prepare for climate change --- Dutch design eco-friendly dikes in the flood-prone Netherlands--- Danish scientists trial new ways to boost food production --- and mysterious bird fatalities at a solar power plant in the Mojave Desert.
Wildleaks fights wildlife crime - a grim future for Australia's Great Barrier Reef - the world's largest walnut forests in are under threat - and the final journey of life in eco-friendly style.
Corals in the Caribbean decline at an alarming rate, but local efforts to replant them using artificial reefs prove successful. And loom bands may be popular - but are they an environmental nightmare?
This September the United Nations will host an emergency Climate Summit in New York City to try to lay out a plan for battling climate change. In the lead-up to those meetings Living Planet is looking closely at some of the major drivers and the effects of climate change. On today's edition of Living ...
Farmers fight food waste using social media, vacant urban spaces become productive gardens, new technology for efficient farming and a mysterious lake emerges in Tunisia’s desert.
Our food systems are threatened by changing weather patterns, the disappearance of bees and our carnivorous diets. On today’s episode of Living Planet, we look at the future of something none of us can live without - food.
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